Deportee, one other arrested with 1.6kg of heroin

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By EVELYN USMAN

LAGOS — Two persons,among them a deportee from India, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for allegedly being in possession of 1.6kg of heroin.

The suspects, Ogbonna Paul Obioma, 36, an auto parts dealer and Okpoagu Stanley Chijioke, 30, were apprehended at Festac Town, Lagos.

Lagos State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Aliyu Sule, said the suspects were nabbed following a tip-off.

How I was arrested – Suspect

In his confessional statement to the operatives, Chijioke, who was recently deported from India, said he wanted to use the profit from the drug sales to set up a business.

He said: “I was recently deported from India. At present, I am jobless and need to establish myself. My friend in India told me to collect the drug from a lady at Oshodi area of Lagos. But in the process, we were arrested.

I wanted to make quick money—Suspect

On his part, Ogbonna Paul Obioma said: “My friend came to me with the drugs that I should assist in looking for a buyer. I decided to partner with him because he promised to reward me handsomely. My intention was to make quick money.”

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